For Immediate Release

Carlisle Auctions Wraps its 2017 Year in Lakeland, Florida with Top Notch Event

100+ Years of History Crossed the Auction Block and Yielded Millions in Total Sales
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

With 2017’s Fall Florida AutoFest event in Lakeland coming to an end, so does not only the Carlisle Events season, but Carlisle Auctions season too. For Carlisle Events, Fall AutoFest was the final event of 12, spanning two states and three cities, while Carlisle Auctions concludes a massively successful four-event schedule which saw amazing events promoted between February and November, including the aforementioned Fall Florida AutoFest offering. Carlisle Auctions gave thousands a live auction experience November 10 and 11 at the SUN ‘n FUN Campus in Lakeland. By doing so, the auction team once again connected bidder with consignment and consignor with a top dollar return. Over 400 consignments crossed the block spanning 100 years of production and from the first moment the auction started until its conclusion, the auction arena was electric!

The available high-quality consignments turned heads and drew an impressive number of bidders to the event. Not only were there more bidders at this event over last year’s fall auction, there was an increase in quality of consignment too.

With every auction there must be a top selling car and to the surprise of no one at the event, a classic C1 1964 Corvette garnered high money. This white beauty went for $79,180 (including fees) and was about $7,000 more than its closest competitor; in this case, a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T. Purple and topless, the R/T brought in $72,225. Additional top sellers include a 2008 Maybach and 1968 Camaro. These two very different styles of car totaled $127,330. The best part about this auction for those located within the Sunshine State (and beyond) is that it’s just three months until Carlisle Auctions returns for the February Winter AutoFest event.

Speaking of that February happening, Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions return to Lakeland and the SUN ‘n FUN Campus for Winter AutoFest from February 23-25, 2018. The weekend provides automotive enthusiasts the chance to check out a swap meet, car corral, car show and auction. The auction is once again backed by Carlisle Auctions. Carlisle Events helps power the swap meet, car corral and car show and of course none of it would be possible without the tens of thousands of guests who flock to the grounds and support these great events.

Complete details on the auction are available at or by calling 717-960-6400. Consignments WILL sell out, so those interested in doing so should connect today. In addition, bidder registration is now open. Touch base today with Carlisle Auctions to learn about its FREE UNLESS SOLD guarantee and learn how with Carlisle Auctions, you aren’t just a number; you’re a part of the family.

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Journalist note: Information about Carlisle Events, its event listings, auction offerings and the Carlisle Expo Center is available to journalists by phone:

Michael Garland
Public Relations Manager
717-243-7855 ext. 133

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